Nothing Ordinary

Plant A Seed And Watch It Grow

I would not consider myself an activist. I would say I am socially aware and I’m not opposed to donating my time and money to various nonprofits. I didn’t feel the need to protest after the election of Trump, as a response to the overwhelming amounts of emotion that transpired in the days following November 8th.

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When I found out there was to be a Women’s March on Washington and subsequent satellite marches, I knew this is something that I wanted to participate in. I felt really strongly about attending, and I felt like everyone that I knew should attend too. And looking at social media post of my friends across the country, so many people participated in what was truly a positive and reaffirming day. It was the first time in a couple of months that I felt like we really are all in this together. I marched in Los Angeles, as soon as I was amongst the large throng of people, I started to well up. I still can’t believe the impact that being there had on me. I have never been in such a large group of positive and polite people. It made me so proud to be there, and it made me so proud to be a resident of Los Angeles. One of the reasons why I have always loved LA is that it is diverse in so many ways, and that diversity was evident on Saturday as well. It’s a day that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about and has sparked conversations between friends and even strangers. Discussions that would not have even occurred two months ago. Did you attend a march?

I recently just discovered the song Nothing Ordinary, by the band Lucius. I know I’m three years behind. I’m not quite sure why the female leads look like twins, but this song is really great. In a time that is not ordinary, this song is appropriate. For an amazing action that surpassed attendance estimations across the country, it’s not an ordinary event. Listen as you go about your Wednesday today and think about what you can do on this day, that’s ordinary or not.

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Election Edition Day 2.8

Honestly, I can’t find a song. I’m just at my wits end about talking about the election. Or thinking about it, or worrying about it. How has it come to this. How has it become so messy and shocking, but yet none of us are shocked by it still. We’re just hit in the face with more information, which seems to be get more shocking, and more telling as time goes on. Are we there yet?

So here’s a song that I urge you to listen to, when you just need to listen to something else besides pundits, politicians, and polls. Youth Lagoon’s ‘Montana’ from their album The Year of Hibernation is a perfect song for drowning out everything else that is related to all things election. I also feel that the album is aptly named because I feel we will all need to hibernate from all things political for at least a year.